Texas school shooting

19 Students Among 21 Killed In Texas School Shooting, Teen Gunman Dead

A teenage gunman killed 21 people, including 18 students in a shooting at an elementary school in Texas on Tuesday, in the deadliest US school shooting in years

A teenage gunman killed at least 19 young children and two adults at an elementary school in Texas on Tuesday, prompting a furious President Joe Biden to denounce the US gun lobby and vow to end the nation's cycle of mass shootings.

The attack in Uvalde, a small community about an hour from the Mexican border,was the deadliest US school shooting in years, and the latest in a spree of bloody gun violence across America.

"It's time to turn this pain into action for every parent, for every citizen of this country," Biden said, his voice heavy with emotion.

"It's time for those who obstruct or delay or block commonsense gun laws -- we need to let you know that we will not forget," he said.